A murder with no known suspects. A chance meeting that changes everything…
Simon Croft has seen death before. Yet the death of a drug user leads him down a path he has yet to experience. A dark crime has been committed on the south coast of Sussex, and it is going to take all of his skill to get this case solved.
A murder with no suspects is always hard, but evidence is always left behind. Simon’s attention is caught by two unassuming people, Bethany and Stevie, who seem to be hiding something.
Simon has to deal with his personal life, while feeling the mounting pressure of a death that can’t be explained. This gripping murder mystery will have you questioning if a trip to the seaside is worth it.
This August there’s a beachy murder mystery coming, that read is from debut author Brian Gee and it comes in the shape of Murder by the Seaside. Who is this newbie author I hear you yell in your bookish droves, well today we have yet another Panther Publishing edition of ‘Meet the Author’ with Brian answering questions that I have sent him! Thanks Brian for taking the time to be involved!
Murder by the Seaside is book 1 of the Simon Croft mysteries, out on the 24th of August in e-book format (as of right now, but that may change), I’ve yet to review this one but keep your eyes peeled during August for the blog tour! You can pre-order a copy here.
So let’s dive right in with the questions shall we!
Just for fun I thought we’d start with a bit of either or:
Tea or coffee?
Morning bird or night owl?
Bookmark or corner folder?
Tidily organised or messy organised?
What makes you happy? Could you share a photo?
My dog, Bert
Awh, Bert is such a cute good boy, look at that face!
What is your favourite childhood book?
Enid Blyton Famous Five books
Ah, the classics!
What did you want to be when you grew up? Was it always an author?
I wanted to be a Royal Marine.
If you could choose only one season to last forever, what one would it be? Summer
It seems to be a mixed season bag at Panther Publishing! I think it’s 3 – 2 summer and Autumn. What will Debbie and James choose, will James be the tie-break? We shall see!
What is your current read?
Absolute Proof by Peter James
What do you enjoy doing outside of writing? Hobbies etc.
How many books have you written? Do you have a personal favourite? What is it and why?
First novel due to be published in August – Murder by the Seaside, second novel, still being written.
When researching for a novel, do you always have all the research before beginning or do you research as you go? What is the process?
Research when needed
Describe your typical writing day
As and when I feel like it, no set times
Describe your publishing journey in 3 words
Bloody hard work!
Do you have any writing quirks / needs? What are they?
If it gives no spoilers, what is the hardest scene you’ve had to write?
Post mortem of a baby
What do you find the most enjoyable / difficult thing about writing?
Enjoyable – when you get into the flow. Difficult – concentrating
What is a publishing highlight for you?
So far – Just seeing the cover, more to come.
Can you give a one sentence teaser for anything you’re working on if you’re allowed?
Murder Investigation as seen through the eyes of a SOCO
That sounds forensicy and I really can’t wait!
So there you have it, day 4 or author introductions with a very special intro to a newbie, I can’t wait to see what Brian has up his sleeve for his future books and if course I’m super excited to read Murder by the Seaside.
Have you preordered your copy? Are you a book Blogger? Check in with James at Panther Publishing to see if there’s anymore blog tour spots available! My review will be available on publication day!
Make sure you get back here tomorrow to meet another newbie author, Debbie!